Four meet records took a tumble on the opening day of the Sri Krishna Institutions 84th Tamil Nadu State senior athletics championship for men and women at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
Southern Railway's recent recruit L. Surya sparkled quite early in the day with a record breaking effort in the women's 10,000m.
She stopped the clock at 36:22.3s for a new record. She was quite convinced as she had bettered her own record of 38:34.0s set in Chennai in 2009.
There was something to cheer about for the home crowd also as local girl S. Saraswathi flung the spear to a new distance of 51.06m. The Southern Railway star wasn't really thrilled as she managed to add just a centimetre to her old record of 51.05m set two years ago.
J.J. Razeen of St. Joseph's Sports Academy (Chennai) hit a new high of 49.36 for the men's discus gold. So,did J. Surendhar in the men's 110m hurdles.
The gritty youngster from the stables of the Universal Sports Foundation (Chennai) timed 14.1s for the gold and a new record.
Later, Al Ameen and J. Tharanya (from RAC) raced to gold and glory in the 100m for men and women respectively.
The results: Men: 100m: 1. A. Ameen (RAC) 10.5s; 2. M. Vijay Kumar (USF); 3. V. Praveen (USF). 110m hurdles: 1. J. Surendhar (USF) 14.1s (NMR); 2. M. Rathish Kumar (St. Joseph's SA); 3. A. Suresh (RAC). 1500m: 1. P. Venkata Rao (St. Joseph's SA) 3:57.7s; 2. J. Jayaraj (TN Police); 3. T. Nethaji (St. Joseph's). 10,000m: 1. G. Laxmanan (St. Joseph's SA) 30:53.1s; 2. Dasari Vasu (St. Joseph's SA); 3. Padmanabhan (St. Joseph's SA). Discus: 1. J.J. Razeen (St. Joseph's SA) 49.36m (NMR); 2. T. Ragu (SDAT); 3. Saumitra Patil (St. Joseph's). Pole vault: 1. Boobalan (St. Joseph's SA) 4.40m; 2. Thangavel (St. Joseph's SA); 3. K. Samuthirapandi (St. Joseph's SA).
Women: 100m: 1. J. Tharanya (RAC) 12.1s; 2. Saradha Narayana (S. Rly); 3. S. Archana (SDAT). 100m hurdles: 1. Kalaivani (St. Joseph's SA) 14.5s; 2. V. Hani (U/A); 3. Karupuramala (S. Rly). 1500m: 1. Gomathy (St. Joseph's) 4:40.3s; 2. Padmavathi (St. Joseph's SA); 3. K. Priya (SDAT). 10,000m: 1. L. Surya (S.Rly) 36:22.3s (NMR); 2. S. Renuka (SDAT); 3. J. Surya (St. Joseph's). Javelin: 1. S. Saraswathi (S.Rly) 51.06m (NMR); 2. P. Madhupriya (St. Joseph's SA); 3. R. Tamilselvi (Police ACA). Triple jump: 1. P. Subashini (St. Joseph's SA) 12.33m; 2. Rama (St. Joseph's SA); 3. Melanie Mary Meyers (IB).